Category Archives: Sports

Here's something weird: we can't figure out how you can play as Mike Vick in Mike Vick: GameTime [Free], an arcade-style football game that has Mike Vick's name attached to it. Well, that's kind of a lie. You play as Mike Vick for about 15 seconds in the tutorial. After that, though? We haven't seen him, which is kinda crazy since, you know, this is a video game with Mike Vick's name on it. Figured that needed to be re-iterated because, what?..

Com2uS is Rebalancing 'GolfStar' IAP

April 11th, 2013 3:39 PM EST by Eli Hodapp in Free, Games, News, Sports
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One of the reasons that previewing free to play games is hard is because you never really get an idea of what the out of the box experience is going to be like until you actually download the game yourself. Back at GDC we got a great demo of Com2uS's GolfStar [Free] but like most of these demos we see, it was a development account with loads of IAP which essentially allowed them to play the game, well, like you'd think a golf game should be played. In actuality, when GolfStar launched yesterday, it was packed with some shockingly gross freemium elements which our forum members were (understandably) having no part of- Which really is too bad, because I was really excited for the game as it was demonstrated at GDC, without all that junk...

GDC 2013: Hands-On With 'Football Heroes,' An Awesome Throwback Football Game

Straight-up, if you were a fan of Tecmo Bowl, Mutant League Football, or any other zany old-school football game, you've got to check out Football Heroes. It's a throwback to those games of old, except updated with modern RPG, customization, and competitive trimmings. As you play, your players level up and you can acquire increasingly zanier moves. You can also name your own players, teams, and assign colors. It's a small thing, but as you'll see in our video, you can get some pretty hilarious results...

GDC 2013: 'Golf Star' by Com2uS Takes Golf Online

Golf games have always been great on iOS devices as both gesture-based as well as the three tap method of swinging the club seems to work really well with touch screens. Com2uS is capitalizing on this with an upcoming game called Golf Star, a free to play multiplayer golf title where you play against real people and can play in games with up to ten players...

Freebie Alert: 'Super Stickman Golf' Goes Free in Celebration of the Sequel's Impending Release

Last week we got our first big taste of Super Stickman Golf 2 with a new trailer showcasing the various new features of the upcoming sequel to Noodlecake Game's physics golfing extravaganza. The release of Super Stickman Golf 2 is fast approaching too, and to celebrate this the original Super Stickman Golf [$2.99] has gone free...

Sir Pussington is my favorite cat—hackycat? He's just so dapper with his little top hat and monocle, and his mustache gives fellow hackycat Mustachio a run for his kitty treats. Both of them bounce nicely when I kick them, and their little feet paddle the air as they fly. ..

If there were some sort of award for "game I've spent the most time playing since release" then I'm almost positive True Skate [$1.99] would be the winner. Since its release last October, and our subsequent review, I believe I've played True Skate every single day in at least some capacity. It's just the kind of game that I can't help but jump into whenever I have a free moment...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit just how much time I've spent playing True Skate [$1.99] since its release this past October, and it was easily one of my favorite releases of 2012. It really captured the essence of skateboarding and testing the limits of your own skill and imagination, and the satisfaction that comes with some complex and cool tricks. We thought True Skate was great in our review, but definitely craved more. ..

2012 had a lot of cool surprises and good games, as you've probably noticed. But not all of those good games could be neatly categorized. This post is for the weirdos, the games that straddled too many genre lines or are members of genres that have too few rad games to sufficiently flesh out a "best of" post. ..

'Real Boxing' Review – Packs Some Serious Punch

Boxing is all about endurance. A truly great fight is a demonstration of that endurance; the fighters’ stamina, the punches they take, getting up from the mat, and their ability to still deliver a hit when they’re so exhausted that even their earlobes ache...

I've been a fan of the Homerun Battle series since the first (originally titled Baseball Slugger) title, Homerun Battle 3D [$0.99], launched in early 2010. Nearly two years later, Homerun Battle 2 [$0.99] hit, and while it's a little more IAP-oriented than I'd like it to be, it still retains all the fun instant online match ups of the original...

'True Skate' Review - A Skating Simulation Tailor-made for the Touchscreen

When a developer like True Axis, creators of the iOS classic Jet Car Stunts [$1.99 / Free], announces a new project, you take note. That's why when the studio announced back in February that they were working on a skateboarding simulation called True Skate, it shot right up into our most-anticipated games list. Well, it did in mine, anyway. I've been skateboarding for the majority of my life, and have really been waiting for a killer skating app to come to iOS...

Earlier this morning, Jared and I checked out NFL Pro 2013 [Free]. If you're not in the loop, this is an American football game published by Gameloft. For the most part, it's functionally Madden system-wise. In the game, you pick plays, run them, hope for the best, and then pick some more. Where it differs is in the passing game: for some reason that we can't figure out, passing plays force a first-person perspective. ..

When I was a kid, all we had to entertain ourselves with were 8-bit computers. None of your new fangled on-the-line multi-gamer consoles. Handheld game systems only had blurry black and white screens, but we were thankful for them! Oh yes...

Earlier this afternoon, Eli and I spent some time dribbling down the pitch and shooting touchdowns in NBA 2K13 [$2.99], the follow-up to last year's NBA 2K12. As you'd expect, it's a lot like last year's version of the game, except with updated rosters and some iterative touches that sports-stupid dudes like us aren't really going to notice but are probably still really cool...

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